ASSAB 88 is a high alloyed tool steel with a very broad property profile. It is also a very good steel for all types of surface treatments. This combination means that ASSAB 88 is an extremely versatile conventional tool steel for medium run cold work tooling. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB 88 is promoted as Sleipner.
Dievar is ASSAB's premium steel developed for the demanding application of High Pressure Die Casting. It is the industry benchmark.
ASSAB M2 is particularly suitable for cutting tools such as taps, twist drills, reamers, broaching tools, metal saws, milling tools of all types. ASSAB M2 is also suitable as cold work steel for applications such as punching, forming and embossing moulds. Its combination of excellent wear resistance and toughness is better than other high-alloy cold work steel.
ASSAB 8407 Supreme
ASSAB 8407 Supreme is our trusted premium H13 steel for all kinds of hot work tool applications. Proven over and over again, ASSAB 8407 Supreme has stood the test of time and remains well known in the tooling industry for its high and reliable performance and ease of machining. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB 8407 Supreme is promoted as Orvar Supreme.
ASSAB 8407 2M
ASSAB 8407 2M is a Cr-Mo-V alloyed tool steel with good ductility, good toughness, good machinabiltiy as well as good hot wear resistance. ASSAB 8407 2M is a versatile tool steel which customers find useful in many different applications, primarily hot work applications. ASSAB 8407 2M is a DIN standard 1.2344, JIS standard SKD 61 material and is conventionally produced. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB 8407 2M is promoted as Orvar 2M.
ASSAB 718 HH
ASSAB 718 HH is a pre-hardened plastic mould steel with very good polishability. ASSAB 718 HH is DIN standard 1.2738 material. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB 718 HH is promoted as Impax HH.
A general purpose tool steel with good surface hardness and wear resistance that requires simple heat treating. ASSAB DF-3 is suitable for short to medium production runs. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB DF-3 is promoted as Uddeholm Arne.
ASSAB XW-10 is a medium alloyed tool steel with a good resistance to both the abrasive and adhesive types of wear as well as good resistance to cracking. This combination makes ASSAB XW-10 an all purpose tool steel for medium run cold work applications. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB XW-10 is promoted as Rigor.
ASSAB XW-42 is a high-carbon tool steel that consists of 12% Chromium. It has high wear resistance and toughness. This type of steel (AISI D2, DIN standard 1.2379, JIS SKD 11) is the most common steel in cold work applications worldwide. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB XW-42 is promoted as Sverker 21.
Calmax has high toughness, good wear resistance and good polishability. It is a suitable tool for plastic mould applications. Same chemical composition as Carmo but delivered in soft annealed condition.
Caldie is a medium alloyed tool steel suitable for short and medium run tooling in applications where a combination of very high chipping resistance and compressive strength is required. The property profile makes Caldie a robust cold work tool steel for heavy duty blanking and forming of AHSS (Advanced High Strength Steel).
ASSAB PM30 SuperClean
ASSAB PM 30 SuperClean is powder high speed steel meant for cutting tools and other cold work applications. It has excellent wear resistance and toughness. The PM process gives a good machinability and grindability as well as a good dimension stability during heat treatment. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB PM 30 SuperClean is promoted as Vanadis 30 SuperClean.
ASSAB PM 23 SuperClean
ASSAB PM 23 SuperClean is powder high speed steel with excellent wear resistance and toughness. ASSAB PM 23 SuperClean is perfect for high volume cold work applications like blanking of harder materials, e.g. carbon steel or cold rolled strip steel. It is also suitable for forming thinner work materials. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB PM 23 SuperClean is promoted as Vanadis 23 SuperClean.
ASSAB PM60 SuperClean
ASSAB PM 60 SuperClean is powder high speed steel suitable for cutting tools and other cold work applications. This is a premium steel with extreme wear resistance and high hot hardness. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB PM 60 SuperClean is promoted as Vanadis 60 SuperClean.
Elmax SuperClean is a powder mould steel characterized by a combination of very good wear resistance, corrosion resistance and dimensional stability. Recommended for long production runs of smaller and complicated shapes and/or reinforced plastics.
Nimax ESR is a low carbon steel with excellent toughness, machinability and weldability. Nimax ESR also has good polishing and etching properties. This grade provides a minimum risk for unexpected failures due to the high pre-hardened hardness in combination with high toughness.
Mirrax 40 is a pre-hardened corrosion resistant mould steel with very good toughness, good machinability and excellent polishing properties. Mirrax 40 is an electroslag remelted (ESR) steel supplied at hardness level approx 40 HRC.
Mirrax ESR is a through hardening corrosion resistant steel with very good polishability. ASSAB recommends Mirrax ESR to be used for applications demanding medium to large cross sections. It has a unique combination of toughness, corrosion resistance and through-hardening properties.
Vidar 1 ESR
Vidar 1 ESR is a product suitable for both hot work and plastic mould applications, especially large plastic moulds that require good toughness in combination with high surface finish obtained by polishing or texturing. Vidar 1 ESR is an electroslag remelted (ESR) steel which provides reduction of inclusions in the material.
Unimax is a high hardness electroslag remelted tool steel which provides great wear resistance even over extended time at elevated temperatures. This product is suitable for coating and nitriding. Unimax performs very well in precision forging, hot stamping and moulding of reinforced plastics.
Corrax is a precipitation hardening steel with superior corrosion resistance and easy to heat treat. Corrax provides good dimensional stability. This product is used both as mould material and engineering material.
Stavax ESR is the most renowned of the ASSAB plastic mould steels. As the core product in the Stainless Concept series it is characterised as a through hardening corrosion resistant mould steel with excellent polishability. Stavax ESR is electro slag remelted in order to further reduce the number of inclusions in the steel.
RoyAlloy is a patented free machining stainless holder steel, which is supplied in prehardened condition. RoyAlloy is designed specifically for plastic moulding applications aiming at providing reduced mould maintenance costs, worry free weld repair, dimensional stability and lower mould production costs.
ASSAB 2714 is a Chromium-Nickel-Molybdenum-Vanadium alloyed tool steel. This product is primarily used in hammer forging applications and as support parts for extrusion tooling, e.g. backers, bolsters. ASSAB 2714 is DIN standard 1.2714, JIS standard SKT 4 material.
QRO 90 Supreme
QRO 90 Supreme is an electro slag remelted steel suitable for applications such as hot stamping, brass forging, die casting core inserts and brass extrusion. With its outstanding thermal fatigue resistance, thermal conductivity and temper back resistance QRO 90 Supreme excels as a tool steels where tools tempers down quickly to lower hardness.
Formvar is a high performance hot work tool steel which offers a very good resistance to hot wear and plastic deformation. It is a solid upgrade choice especially from DIN 1.2344 and 1.2343 forging tools on the market.
Tyrax ESR is a premium high hardness and corrosion resistant plastic mould steel. It is designed with very high ductility/toughness and is easy and fast to polish to the highest surface finish levels.This grade is suited for moulding of high performance plastics often filled with glass fibre reinforcements and corrosive additives like flame retardants. It is also perfect for lens applications where the surface finish is important.
Coolmould is beryllium copper mould alloy supplied at approx 40 HRC. Copper-alloys are suitable mould materials where a combination of high thermal conductivity, corrosion resistance and polishablity is needed. Previously, it was known as ASSAB MM 40
Vancron SuperClean is the most innovative PM tool steel on the market today. Solid state nitriding of the powder particles enables extremely high nitrogen alloy content, giving the tool an "internal surface coating", and the best resistance to galling and adhesive wear. The machinability in hard condition is the best of all the PM grades, ensuring benefits in tool making, as well as tool maintenance.
Idun is the world’s first patented corrosion resistant tool holder steel. It is delivered in pre-hardened condition and provides the possibility to start machining the finished part directly.
ASSAB 705 is an alloyed machinery steel with good hardenability also in large cross sections. It is intended for use in the as-delivered condition
ASSAB 709 is an alloyed machinery steel with high strength and medium size. It is intended for use in the as-delivered condition, requiring no further heat treatment.
ASSAB 2344 is a chromium-molybdenumvanadium alloyed tool steel with good resistance to abrasion at both low and high temperature.
ASSAB 518 is a pre-hardened plastic mould steel with good machinability and polishability. ASSAB 518 is DIN standard 1.2311 material.
ASSAB 618 HH
ASSAB 618 HH is a pre-hardened plastic mould steel with good machinability and polishability. ASSAB 618 HH is DIN standard 1.2738 material.
ASSAB 618 T
ASSAB 618 T is a pre-hardened plastic mould steel suitable for medium and large tools that require good surface appearance. ASSAB 618 T is a modified grade of DIN standard 1.2738 material.
Vanadis 8 SuperClean
Vanadis 8 SuperClean is a powder tool steel with the high wear resistance of all the PM tool steel grades, making Vanadis 8 SuperClean suitable for the high production volumes of abrasive materials. The PM process ensures better chipping resistance than the conventional produced high wear resistant tool steel.
Vanax SuperClean has an excellent corrosion resistance both in low and high temperature tempered condition in combination with good wear resistance to counteract mixed wear/galling/fretting.
Vanadis 4 Extra SuperClean
Vanadis 4 Extra SuperClean is powder tool steel for long run tooling. This is the most versatile PM tool steel on the market today, combining high wear resistance with very good ductility and resistance to chipping of edges. Excellent machinability in both soft and hard condition ensures advantages in both tool making and tool maintenance, where high demands on adhesive wear and chipping resistance are required.
ASSAB 17 tool bits that are high alloyed cobalt high-steel steel with excellent cutting properties, wear resistance, toughness and heat resistance.
Polmax is a through hardening corrosion resistant mould steel with a superior polishability, good corrosion resistance and machinability. Widely used for moulds for lenses, compact discs, memory discs and medical applications. By using Polmax you can achieve an excellent surface finish.
ASSAB 2083 is a corrosion resistant mould steel with high wear resistance and good polishability. This grade is produced through conventional production method and for superior polishability we recommend other products in our Stainless Concept series.
Nimax is a low carbon steel with excellent toughness, machinability and weldability. Nimax also has good polishing and etching properties. This grade provides a minimum risk for unexpected failures due to the high pre-hardened hardness in combination with high toughness.
AM Corrax is developed for complex shapes and innovative design in a fast and changing industry. You get all the benefits from our conventional stainless steel grade in the form of an advanced metallurgical powder. AM Corrax is the pioneering printing material for high demands and efficient design.